Archive for the 'Tanglewood Jazz Festival' Category

November 18th 2010
The Jazz Session #218: Tanglewood Jazz Festival Sampler

Posted under Bands & Podcast & Tanglewood Jazz Festival & Violinists & Vocalists

A collection of short interviews recorded at the 2009 Tanglewood Jazz Festival in Lenox, MA. Featuring Regina Carter, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Nnenna Freelon and more. Learn more at www.tanglewoodjazzfestival.org.

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February 4th 2010
The Jazz Session #140: Ben Powell

Posted under Podcast & Tanglewood Jazz Festival & Violinists

Violinist Ben Powell made his festival debut this summer at the 2009 Tanglewood Jazz Festival, where this interview was recorded. Powell was raised in Cheltenham, England, the son of a cellist and a violin teacher. He released the album Light in 2008. In this interview, Powell talks about his musical upbringing; how a chance meeting with an American conductor led to a Berklee scholarship; and why he’s chosen to focus on music from the early days of jazz. Learn more at www.ben-powell.com.

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January 11th 2010
The Jazz Session #133: Michael Kaeshammer

Posted under Pianists & Podcast & Tanglewood Jazz Festival & Vocalists

Pianist and vocalist Michael Kaeshammer has spent more than a decade making music that’s both fun and smart. He draws on everything from James P. Johnson and Fats Waller to contemporary pop music on his new album, Lovelight (Alert Music, 2009). In this interview, recorded at the 2009 Tanglewood Jazz Festival, Kaeshammer talks about the nature of showmanship; how he came to love the early stride piano masters; and why New Orleans has become an important source of inspiration for his music. Learn more at kaeshammer.com.

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